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's a look at how 14-year-old marcus johnson is being remembered. reporter: the memorial is over but there's a few dozen people visiting with the johnson family. he may only have been 14 years old but marcus johnson described as the energizer bunny. touched more lives than people twice his age. more than 1200 people packed the church for the memorial to marcus johnsonment room for attendees had to be made in other areas to handle the crowd. easels showed photos from his toddler years to his prowess on the basketball court and a racer. photos with his mother, father, and younger braid, indicated the closeness of the family. marcus' mother was touched by the outpouring of support, and heartbroken at not being able to be with her son. >> i'm overwhelmed by the number of people that are here. he would be overwhelmed. i think he'd say, wow, cool. but i wish they al we in an arena somewhere watching me play basketball. forever we'll feel the warm of your smile, the magic in your eyes and the gentleness of your soul. reporter: marcus was killed when his cousin lost control of his sprint car while
reporter: with those wrds began a memorial for marcus johnson. marcus' life was chronicled on the stage, from infan sis to basketball, to a 14-year-old go-kart champion racer. his short life touched hundreds of people and more than 1200 people. from family, friends, and go-kart racers, gathered to honor and celebrate his life. his mother was deeply touched. >> i'm overwhelmed by the number of people who are here. he would be overwhenned. i think he'd say, wow, cool. reporter: marcus was killed when a sprint car driven by his cows sin malfunctioned. the car veered off the track, killing marcus and a 68-year-old race supporter. tears flowed freely at the memorial, especially when his mother mentioned taking him to school. >> going to be very hard not to take him to school and pick him up every day, and everytime i pass the road will have tears in my eyes. >> his teacher choked up when he talked about marcus, and a young friend broke down in tears when she sung a song for marcus. >> a fund has been started for marcus, and because he like to help students less fortunate to him,
a race car that slammed into his 14-year-old cousin marcus johnson and a man with him. wayne freedman is live tonight. everyone is just devastated. >> they are. the school is empty today. it's out for break but the people are devastated. the kmunlt is devastated. the news today from the family they have a feeling whatever went wrong that car had to do with this steering wheel. they think it came loose somehow or may have broken. let's deal withs deal with the community. >> a sign outside of the home asking for privacy. a memorial outside of the family business. and another all demonstrations of sympathy and grief for a family bonding through racing and now, suffering a gut wrenching loss because of it. >> they were a close, close family. i mean, skront a better family. it's hard, really hard. >> the grandmother smoke from the family must haveler shop. saturday night her grandson had been racing his sprint car, lost control at 90 miles per hour and plowed into the crowd, killing two people, including his 14-year-old cousin, marcus. >> he leaves his father's side goes to the bathroom. t
. this he would have loved it to know everyone cared so much about him. >> 14-year-old marcus johnson was an eighth grader. on saturday he was one of two people in the pit area who was killed by an out of control race car at marysville race way park north of sacramento. that car was driven by marcus' cousin, 17-year-old chase johnson. he is a senior at petaluma high school. patrick is marcus' coach and knows the family well. >> i can't think of a worse tragedy. he and his cousin were as close as can be. they raced at the same race way. >> racing was in marcus' blood. he was a fourth generation race car driver. the family liked to race winged sprint cars like the one seen here in a race won by his cousin, chase. marcus' classmates knew of his passion for cars early on. >> i remember being in first grade and he would bring his race cars to our school for events. it was really fun to see. >> the cause of the crash is under investigation, but the family has told others that the steering wheel came off. classmates say marcus' cousin, chase, is in their thoughts too. >> it is so sad that hi
cared so much about him. >> 14-year-old marcus johnson was an eighth grader. on saturday he was one of two people in the pit area who was killed by an out of control race car at marysville race way park north of sacramento. that car was driven by marcus' cousin, 17-year-old chase johnson. he is a senior at petaluma high school. patrick is marcus' coach and knows the family well. worsean't think of tragedy. he and his cousin were as close as can be. they raced at the same race way. >> racing was in marcus' blood. he was a fourth generation race car driver. the family liked to race like te one seen here in a race won by his cousin, chase. marcus' classmates knew of his passion for cars early on. >> i remember being in first grade and he would bring his race cars to our school for events. it was really fun to see. >> the cause of the crash isione family has told others that the steering wheel came off. classmates say marcus' cousin, chase, is in their thoughts too. >> it is so sad that his cousin, even though he did nothing wrong, he will have to think about this and know that he -- an
business.with candles, flowers.and stuffed animals. and messages to the victim.14 year old marcus johnson.here's one sign that says our sunshine.and shows a picture of marcus.who is standing on the left.with other family members.including his nine year old brother. here's a message in chalk has his racing number.18.and says you will be forever in our hearts. another message to his cousin who was driving the car that killed marcus.chase johnson.which says we love you chase, stay strong. i spoke to the grandparents of both boys.who you see here in this photo.marcus on the left, and chase on the right.they were too overwhelmed to go on camera.the grandfather says that the acciddent was caused when the steering wheel came off of chase's race car.causing his to go the wrong way.he hit some tires put up as a barricade.and the car when up and over.hitting marcus who had just gotten up from his seat and was walking away.a 68 year old grass valley man was also killed. the family says chase feels terrible about the accident. the boys were very close.more like brothers than cousins.both boys loved t
ahead at 11:00 -- >> goodbye for now. goodbye for now, marcus. >> the emotional tribute to the 14-year-old boy killed on a racetrack near sacramento last weekend. >>> plus, a first for san francisco police. they say they have never caught this many people vandalizing property like this before. >>> and we'll hear from the winners of today's oakland marathon. why the men's division champ waved off congratulations. >>> and we had nice weather for that to wrap up the weekend. and as you head back to work or school tomorrow morning, you'll find low clouds, a little bit of mist out there as the marine layer sweeps back. in we do, though have, bigger changes in the seven-day forecast, which will toss some spring showers our way. we'll show you when we come right back. >>> more incidents and more airlines getting fined. >> there is no resolution. >> the loophole that allows airlines to underreport missing pets. the investigative unit monday at 11:00 on nbc bay area news. >>> a new tribute unveiled today for the victims of the deadly san bruno pipeline explosion. the dedication took place at th
raceway park on saturday. friends and family of 14- year-old marcus johnson have been stopping by the memorial outside his family's muffler shop. police say the boy was one of two people killed when a race car sped out of control during a warmup lap on a race track in marysville and crashed into the pit area. 68-year-old dale wondergem of grass valley was also killed. authorities say the boy is the cousin of the driver of the race car.who was not injured. chase johnson was behind the wheel during saturday's fatal crash. the petaluma high school senior has also been a competitive racer since a young age.his website reveals that he comes from 4 generations of race car drivers. the 17 year old lives in penngrove.a town outside petaluma. some of the championships he's won have been at the petaluma speedway. his shop teacher at petaluma high says chase is a good student. one of several kids at the school that are very involved in the sport. to lose a family member is very difficult. 14 year old marcus johnson.known by the nickname m-j was a lifelong racer.starting with smaller vehic
. constitutes at the middle school in santa rosa gathered last night to remember marcus johnson^. on saturday three was one of two in pit area at the raceway park killed by an out-of-control sprint car that was actually driven by his own cousin, 17-year-old chase johnson, a senior at petaluma high school. mourners noted the double tragedy for the johnson family. >> in first grade he would bring his race cars to school for events and it was fun to see. >> i cannot think of a worse tragedy. he and his cousin were as close as you could be. they raced the same raceway. >> the cause of the tragic crash is under investigation. some family members say the steering wheel came off. >> happening now, bart is taking a second look at the bicycle policy this week allowing bicycles on the trains at all times going this morning. the pilot program comes with a few restrictions. the first car of each train is off limits to bicycles. dug rush hour, no bicycles are allowed in the first three cars of the train. this test program runs this week only and ends on friday. abc7 news reporter will have more next half
is growing for a santa rosa boy killed falling a race car accident on saturday. friends and family of marcus johnson have been stopping by the memorial outside of his family's muffler's shop. he was one of two people killed when a race car sped out of control out of a war of black. it crashed into the pit area. 68 year-old dale wonderjim was killed. >> kron fours marureen kelly has more formation and the uncovered and for mission about the vict victim and the driver. >> he was a racer since it was 5 years old starting with go-karts. >> he is posing with a trophy alongside his older cousin chase. on the right- hand side of the screen. >> that young man now 17 was behind the wheel during saturday's fatal crash. chase johnson has been a competitive research into a young age. his website reveals he comes from four generations of race car drivers. >> the 17 year old who was not injured was in a town outside of petaluma. the championship he had been one at petaluma speedway. he is a senior at petaluma high school. his teachers say he is a good student and is very involved in the sport. >> it is wo
. friends and family of 14 year-old marcus johnson have been stopping by the moral outside of his family's muffler shop. he was one of two people killed when a race car sped out of control during a warm-up lap on the racetrack in marysville and crashed into the pit area. 68 year-old hideo wondergem of grass valley was also killed. >> authorities say the boy is the cousin of the driver of the race car was not injured. chase the johnson was behind the wheel during saturday's fatal crash. the pedal high school senior has also been a competitive fraser says a young age. his web site revealed that he comes from four generations of race car drivers. the 17 year-old lives and penngrsove. a town outside of pelham up. some of the championships each one have been at the petaluma speedway. his shop teacher at petaluma high school says chase is a good student. one of several kids at the school and a very involved in the sport. >> it is very difficult and sad to hear. >> chase johnson's website listed marcus as a member of the crew but the yuba county sheriff's department reports that market was not
there's not much you can do johnson's print car hit and killed his 14 el-year-old cousin, marcus johnson. also killed wag dale wondergem of agrees way. chase johnson's family secluded themselves from the media with a sign saying they wanted privacy. friends of the families left flowers and notes at the muffler shop. michael lives in the area and knows the. >> john: -- knows the johnson family. the didn't hassle -- >> marcus was a sweet kid. and i know that his dad loved him very much. >> probably the best person to be around most of the time. he was always nice and nice to talk to. reporter: michael said is sat but will continue to race. johnson had his own close call two years ago, his car flipped over during a race but johnson was unhurt. chase johnson was not hurt in the accident, and no one else on the racetrack was injured. thual ya -- the shakes -- sheriff's department is investigating. >> new tonight at 6:00, four people suffered minor injuries after a small pickup truck slammed into a thrift store in vallejo this afternoon. firefighters evacuated at least 40 people from
. the students at middle school gathered last night to remember marcus johnson. on saturday, he was one of two in the pit area at the raceway park and was killed by an out-of-control sprint car that was actually being driven by marcus' cousin, chase johnson, 17 years old, a senior at petaluma high school. a double tragedy for those who are sharing the johnson family
at the marysville raceway a week ago is being remembered as the track re-opens tonight. a private funeral for marcus johnson was held today. a public memorial is tomorrow. he was killed along with man when a car driven by marcus' 17-year-old cousin flew off the track. there was a mechanical failure and track officials say the track is safe. >> viewers sent us pictures of the aftermath of a transformer blowing up. it caused bushes to catch on fire. thousands of residents were without power. no injuries were reported. pg&e has not been told why the the transformer blew. jake is a tattoo artist. >> two months ago the pepper valley's was destroyed in this fire. at the bottom of the hour, a benefit concert will be held to collect funds to rebuild it. several bands and standup comics will perform. >>> the fbi has joined the search for a bay area bank robber, wanted for two bank robberies this month, one at the chase tbharchg walnut creek and the other at the wells fargo. the thief has a trademark long sleeved collared shirt, described as a black man between 30 and 35 years old with a veriy beard and goate
-year-old marcus johnson held a private funeral yesterday and today was a chance for the community to participate as well. johnson was killed when his 17-year-old cousin spun out of control during a pre-race warm-up last weekend. a 68-year-old man was also killed. he owned another race car at that track. today johnson's family, friends, teachers, and coaches shared their memories as they grieved a young life lost too soon. >> i know several of the players, one of them i liked immediately was marcus. he stood out because of his friendly demeanor and hard work ethic. >> johnson was an eighth grader at rincon valley middle school in santa rosa. his family says his dream of all dreams was to drive a ferrari formula one race car on tracks around the world. >>> this evening, the chp is trying to figure out what a man was doing on an open freeway when he was hit by a car and killed. the chp says it happened about 12:30 this afternoon on eastbound 580 near dutton avenue. the three right lanes were blocked for a few hours while investigators were on the scene. investigators say the man may
have been for something different. >> it was so surreal. we couldn't help but marcus would have thought of all this, especially being on sportscenter. i know he would have much rather been on sportscenter for a fadeaway game winning buzzer than all of this. >> marcus was hit by his cousin who spun out of control in a race car during a warm-up lap. a 68-year-old man was also killed in that accident. >>> a new tribute for the victims of the deadly pipeline explosion is now on display. the dedication took place yesterday morning at the bethany presbyterian church after palm sunday services. three of the eight people killed in that blast were members of this church's congregation. they painted the mural, a phoenix rising from the ashes, healing waters and a rainbow of hope. survivors have continued to press for pipeline safety reforms. >>> the coast guard called officers for a missing 22-year-old man from half moon bay who vanished swimming in the office. he went to the beach yesterday afternoon to play soccer and swim with friends. a friend says lopez went into the water and disappeared. t
. they do everything, enjoy every minute of life together. >> reporter: 14-year-old marcus was in the pit area of the racetrack last night helping his cousin prepare for a race while chase was doing warm up laps he tried to make a turn and lost control of the vehicle. >> straight out the ticket and probably 90 miles an hour and flew in the air and marcus left my side to go to the bathroom and was walking back from the restroom and the car flew in the air and hit him. >> reporter: marcus and a 68-year-old died from injuries. chase wasn't hurt. marcus had been racing since he was five and as these trophies she he excelled at the sport. the teen was looking forward to playing high school basketball next year. >> the sweetest young man, coaches, friends will tell you the first one to help somebody or give somebody a hand. >> reporter: the sheriff's office is investigating the cause of the accident but rob johnson said his steering wheel popped off and that's why he lost control. >> every time he got in the car in every race he would check and check and check and i don't know how it could
body and we will bring you more details on his body. an a 14-year-old marcus both died on friday at mary'sville race park when warming up and chase hit them both. the father of mark cass said his -- marcus said his son was a great young man. >> all of his coaches and friends will tell he was the first to help somebody or give somebody a hand. >> marcus had been playing since he was 5:00 and his father said, he lost control of the he was not hurt. the county sheriff's office and chp are investigating. >>> now the other person who was killed in that crash, they owned cars that were scheduled to race friday. his brother said dale caught the racing bug early in his life and he takes comfort inn knowing his brother died doing something he loved. he leaves behind a wife and two grown children. and even during peak hours. >>> the san francisco symphony is canceling because of that continuing musician strike. they say the musicians turned down resuming performances during a cooling off period. the four performances have been cancel ised since they went on strike since wednesday and stil
rememberances of marcus johnson killed last week in a freak race car accident in which his cousin accidentally killed him. he was filled with things he loved, his racing gear, he won't championships himself and he was a stand out athlete, but always friendly, willing to help others and quick with a hug. >> middle school, you are in high school and it is okay and wave goodbye. don't worry about showing your affection to your parents, you just never know when it will be your last, i hope you think about that. >> marcus was very close to his cousin chase who was also an accomplished racer who said the steering wheel went out of function and lost control. he lost his life in the pitt also but there was no mention how marcus died. just a few hours of that he died and his generous spirit of how he lived. ktvu channel 2 news. >>> developing news in the south bay, just a half hour ago an evacuation was lifted as they capped a natural gas leak. the leak was reported near south park victoria drive. the gas was turned off just before 4:00 and residents were let back in their homes and pg&e has not said
will think that all the time. >> reporter: marcus's classmates and family are having a tough time with it. >> he had his whole life ahead of him and one little mistake and he's gone. it's very, very sad and tragic. it hurts my heart because i can think what if that was one of my kids. i can't imagine. >> reporter: bob johnson says his grand son, chase, is really hurting, but he says marcus wouldn't want him to give up on the family sport. >> i know that marcus would say to chase you drive the car. i don't want you to stop racing because of me. you drive that car. >> reporter: chase's grandfather says whatever he decides to do, whether he continues racing or gives it up his family will be behind him. tonight the sheriff's investigators are reportedly looking at a mechanical failure as a potential car. the steering wheel came off sending his grand son's car out of control. reporting live in petaluma, i'm jodi hernandez. >>> school closures, teacher layoffs and larger classes all up for discussion in the south bay right now. there is an $8 million hole to fill. the superintendent says there
peopl people. 14-year-old marcus johnson died after his 17-year-old cousin chase drove into the crowd on saturday. marcus friends tell abc 7 news he loved racing as well and they say he was well liked. those who know the january son family say they are very close. >> it will be very difficult for them to to peculiar up the pieces and move on. they will because they are strong people but it will be hard. >> never mean. never rude. always said nice things. talked basketball a lot. we also would talk about basketball shoes. he loved shoes a lot. >>reporter: nice kid everybody says. 68-year-old dale wonder jam of grass valley also died in this accident. crash investigators now focusing on possible faulty steering wheel. >> new at 11:00. fremont police lacking for brazen thief who stole 25,000 dollars worth of copper wire. taken from pg&e storage yard on boyce road early sunday. police say man took forklift from nearby construction site then drove through the storage yard fencing. he loaded up the fork wlivt a 5600 pound spool of copper wire. dropped it open to his pickup truck
and heart break tonight after teenager race car driver crashed killing 2 peopl people. 14-year-old marcus johnson died after his 17-year-old cousin chase drove into the crowd on saturday. marcus friends tell abc 7 news he loved racing as well and they say he was well liked. those who know the january son family say they are very close. >> it will be very difficult for them to to peculiar up the pieces and move on. they will because they are strong people but it will be hard. >> never mean. never rude. always said nice things. talked basketball a lot. we also would talk about basketball shoes. he loved shoes a lot. >>reporter: nice kid everybody says. 68-year-old dale wonder jam of grass valley also died in this accident. crash investigators now focusing on possible faulty steering wheel. >> new at 11:00. fremont police lacking for brazen thief who stole 25,000 dollars worth of copper wire. taken from pg&e storage yard on boyce road early sunday. police say man took forklift from nearby construction site then drove through the storage yard fencing. he loaded up the fork wlivt a
will return from spring break and they will grieve together over their classmate marcus johnson. his teenagers described him as a model student and player. >> i was completely shocked. not marcus. >> now on saturday, johnson was in the pit area watching his cousin race at raceway park when the car suddenly went off the track killing them both. the memorial sits outside the muffler's shop and they are looking into whether a detachable steering wheel is to blame. >>> they are tar getting unrulely antiabortionists offering reproductive services. this happened at several planned parenthood centers and the areas will apply to entryways an exits and driveways and hospitals will be excluded. >>> a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants. they will require congress to first agree progress is being made on border security. it comes on the agreement to overhaul the immigration laws. hall would like to incorporate some of his ideas. a new study ends up in the hands of smugglers. now according to the trans border institute, all u.s. gun sales are taking firearms to mexico. an average of 200 firearms
have caused the problem. >> three major retailers have settled a case involvingneiman marcus. revolve clothing. and dr.jay's dot-com each admitted to selling products described as having "faux fur". when it was actually real fur. neiman marcus also sold items labeled as mink -- when it was actually rabbit fur. the retailers are promising to properly label their products from now on. if they don't -- they'll face a penalty. in sports. the warriors try to win in san antonio for the first time in 28 games. . and the heat go down by 27 points in their attempt to win their 24th straight game. would lebron and company come back? gary has [ man ] we have a go for auto sequence start. t-minus 5, 4, 3, 2, 1... ignition. [ male announcer ] launch your internet experience on at&t's newly expanded advanced digital network and connect more wi-fi-enabled devices at home. [ female announcer ] call to get u-verse high speed internet starting at $14.95 a month -- a guaranteed price for 12 months. or ask how to get your choice of a kindle fire hd, sonos play:3 or xbox 360 free with other qualifying int
. marcus johnson was laid to rest in a private ceremony today. a public memorial is planned for tomorrow. flags were flown at half staff and a moment of silence was observed for marcus and bill wondergen. fans filled the stands in support of the victim and the sport. >> a real close family. we love coming here and watching this. what happened last weekend was sad. i think it's great everybody is here and still racing. >> ama: the crash is still under investigation but police say mechanical failure in the racecar appears to be the likely cause. >>> new details on a fatal head-on collision that closed highway 84 in pinole two hours this morning. a man was killed when his dodge see dan ran into an suv on the highway just west of main street after 9:00. you can see the tremendous impact of the crash that left both vehicles badly mangled. three passengers in the suv were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. chp is investigating the cause of the crash. >>> for the second time this month, santa clara county paid cash for weapons. a gun buyback was held this morning in san jose. people tur
-winning sprint car driver and was also marcus' friend. >> he was always nice, and nice to talk to. reporter: michael says he is sat but will continue to race. why johnson lost control of the car is under investigation. chase johnson won sprint car races in the past, had his open close call two years ago, his car flipped over button son was unhurt. >> chase johnson was not injured in the accident, neither was anyone else on the racetrack other than those two fatilities. the cause of the accident is under investigation. >> the deaths in marysville come three weeks after a raceway crash injured at least 30 fans at daytona international speedway. ten cars collided during the nascar nationwide series race with one flying into the fence. this crash could prompt a redesign that might include sturdier fences. >> passing drivers tried to help after two cars crashed in oakland and one tumbled down an embankment this morning on westbound 580. initial chp reports are that people were trapped in the white car you see here. crews did manage to free the victims, and we're told no one was seriously hurt. n
mar marcus johnson and also killed was 68-year-old from grass valley. they were at the penngrove home was the sign saying privacy to deal with the horrible tragedy. friends left flowers at muffler shop that the father owns here in santa rosa. 11-year-old michael is also an award sprint car driver. as a father his death has hit him hard. >> he was sweet kid, i know that his dad loved him very much. >> he was always nice and nice to talk to. >> michael said he is sad in his passing but he will continue to race. chase outside of the two fatalities no one was injured. the sheriff's department is investigating. >> carolyn: four people suffered minor injuries after a small pickup truck slammed into a thrift store in vallejo. it happened on sonoma boulevard around 2:00 this afternoon. firefighters evacuated 40 people from that store. you can see the impact knocked out a large part of the store's front doors and sent merchandise flying. paramedics treated people at the scene and there is no word when the store might reopen. >> happening now in sacramento county, a wildfire is still burning an
saturday at maryville's raceway park. the driver and the victim are family. marcus johnson of santa rosa was in the pit area watching warmup laps for a sprint car race and hasn't when a car driven by his own cousin, 17- year-old chase johnson, flew off the track. marcus was hit and killed. his dad said the two were more than cousins. they were best friends who shared a passion for car racing. >> two of them were peas in a pod and they would enjoy everything and and enjoy ef-- enjoy everything together and enjoy every minute of life together. >> the steering wheel popped up, causing him to lose control. at this point, the yuba county sheriff's office is investigating the cause of the crash. chase, the driver, was not hurt in the crash. the other person killed in the crash, 68-year-old dale windergem was in the pit area and owned cars scheduled to race. at the time of the accident, about 1600 spectators were in the stands. another 600 people were in the pit area of that racetrack complex in marysville. so it's amazing more people weren't hurt. in our next hour of "mornings on 2," what expe
will happen next week when school resumes after spring break. marcus johnson was in the pit area watching his cousin race when the cousin's car slid off the track. the santa rosa 8th grader and another spector re hit and killed. the principal at rincon valley middle school plans to hold the assembly on the 29th. the teen's funeral is this sunday at santa rosa baptist church. the family has set up a memorial fund to help with funeral exex-- ex-- expenses. >>> the worldster welcome, the new pope. as lauren green report, the new pontiff had a message -- reports, the nut pontiff had a message -- the new pontiff had a message -- >> reporter: in his homily to the crowd, he called on the faithful to protect the weakest and the poorest in the world. >> translator: it means protecting people, showing loving concern for each and every person, especially children, the elderly, and those left in our hearts. >> reporter: dignitaries were there including the vice president, joe biden. the new pontiff -- pontiff sending a message to them -- >> translator: i would like to ask all men and women of good will,
-old marcus johnson of petaluma before the race began. the two were killed when a car driven by johnson's cousin crashed into the pit area. the race has been controversial but officials say it was impossible to reschedule the race. >>> san jose police released a picture today and they want to you take a good look at it. this is man stabbed and killed a san jose mother yesterday. it happened in broad daylight in a parking lot across the street from the sheriff's department. 25-year-old juan ramirez had allegedly been stalking the person for two years. the 29-year-old leaves behind a 10-year-old son. >> she was doing all the right things. she was contacting the police department. she was reporting these crimes. she was puck out restraining orders trying to protect herself from this individual. it is very unfortune that this happened. it appeared that she was doing everything she could do to avoid it. >> investigators say ramirez may be headed to mexico, possibly driving a dark green 1996 toyota pickup truck similar to the one you see in that picture. >>> santa clara county had a buy back
of them was chase's 14 year old cousin, marcus johnson. relatives say the cousins were very close. 68 year old dale wondergem of grass valley was also killed. >>> alameda police are investigating a stabbing that left two people injured at a bar. it happened around closing time last night at skobiex's on central avenue will people were out celebrating st. patrick's day. police say the victims were involved in a fight between two groups. one victim was stabbed in the neck. the second was cut on the head. investigators are trying to determine what type of weapon was used. neighbors say this is not the first time there has been trouble at skobie's. >> this violence is it just seems like it could easily be prevented. i don't know why they are serving people when they are clearly intoxicated to the point where they are having street fights in a residential area. >> so far, no arrests have been made. one of the victims underwent surgery and is now in stable condition. the other was treat and released. >>> just about 90 minutes from now, former santa cl
. marcus johnson of santa rosa was in the pit area watching warmup laps for a sprint car race and hasn't when a car driven by his own cousin, 17- year-old chase johnson, flew off the track. marcus was hit and killed. his dad said the two were more than cousins. they were best friends who shared a passion for car racing. >> two of them were peas in a pod and they would enjoy everything and and enjoy ef-- enjoy everything together and enjoy every minute of life together. >> the steering wheel popped up, causing him to lose control. at this point, the yuba county sheriff's office is investigating the cause of the crash. chase, the driver, was not hurt in the crash. the other person killed in the crash, 68-year-old dale windergem was in the pit area and owned cars scheduled to race. at the time of the accident, about 1600 spectators were in the stands. another 600 people were in the pit area of that racetrack complex in marysville. so it's amazing more people weren't hurt. in our next hour of "mornings on 2," what experts at the track say about the i
of the vehicle. >> straight out the gate probably 90, 95 miles per hour just flew in the air and marcus just left my side and went to the other bathroom and was walking back from the restroom and the car flew in the air and hit him. >> reporter: marcus and dale wondergym died from their injuries. dale was not hurt. the santa rosa teen was also looking forward to playing high school basketball next year. >> the sweetest young man. all his coaches, all his friends would tell you the first one to help somebody or give somebody a hand. >> reporter: rob johnson says chase told him his steering wheel had popped off and that's why he lost control of the car. >> every time he got out of the car in every race would check and check and check. i don't know how it could come out because he always double checked it just to make sure. i don't know how it could come up. >> reporter: chase was too upset to talk to us about what happened. chase learned to race here at the petaluma. the raceway declined to comment but said that chase was well known here with a promising future in racing. >> the other person kille
school in santa rosa gathered together last night to remember marcus johnson. on saturday, he was one of two people in the pit area of the raceway park killed by an out of the control car. the car was actually drive were by marcus' own cousin, a 17-year-old chase johnson, a senior at petaluma high school. mourners noted the double tragedy. >> since first grade he would bring the race cars to school forever vents and it was fun to see. >> i cannot thing of a worse tragedy. he and his cousin were as close as you could be the they raced the same raceway. >> the cause of the tragic crash is under investigation. some family members say the steering wheel of the car came off. >> developing news in vallejo, police there are investigating their 6th murder. officers found a man shot to death last night, someone called police to report shots fired in a home. officers found the victim dead inside a garage. they say he was an older man. they have not released his name. no arrest or motive. this is vallejo's second homicide since thursday. >> today the former santa clara supervisor who misused tax
marcus johnson was in the pitt area, watching his cousin complete warm up laps when the car suddenly went off the track and struck the santa rosa teen and another spectator, killing them both. >> i was completely shocked i just didn't think that was possible, not marcus. >> reporter: basketball coach, and teacher, patrick eagle described him as a dream kid and player. >> always supportive of his teammates, never said anything mean, tried hard all the time just an all around terrific kid. >> reporter: investigators are looking into whether the car's detachable steering wheel malfunctioned. his father said his nephew chase johnson had taken precautions with the wheel. >> he checked it. i watched him check it myself. i don't know how it could come apart. >> reporter: they were said to be more like broughtcome from a long tradition of racing. at the family's muffler shop a picture and words of remembrance for the eighth grader. >> i am going to miss him a lot. it is so crazy he is not here any more seemed like just yesterday we were playing basketball. >> reporter: the 17-year-old chase, john
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accident last weekend. 14-year-old marcus johnson was struck and killed by a race car at marysville raceway. johnson's cousin was driving the car when he lost control and crashed into the pit area. the accident also killed 68- year-old dale wonderjim. hundreds of people are expected to attend a memorial service to remember his life. investigators say they are still looking into that exact cause of the crash. >>> highway patrol is investigating a deadly head on crash in sunol involving three vehicles. it happened yesterday morning on highway 84. chp says the driver of a dodge a 46-year-old man from hayward drifted into an on coming lane hitting another vehicle. he died on the scene. four other people in the two other cars were injured. the accident closed the highway for two hours. >>> chp is cracking down on reckless motorcycles and bike riders. highway patrol officers say gone up. they will target motorcyclists breaking traffic laws on the sunday morning ride. they will also look for bicyclists who don't stop at stop signs or let drivers pass. >>> this upcoming week holds two major traffic
spring break next week and grieve together over the classmate, marcus johnson. patrick eagle, basketball coach and teacher, described marcus as a -- as a model student and teacher. >> i was completely shocked. i didn't think that was possible, not marcus. >>> on saturday, johnson was in the pit area watching his cousin race at marysville park when the car went off the track and hit him and another spectator, killing them both. a memorial for the 8th grader sits outside the johnson family's muffler shop. investigators are looking into whether a detachable steering wheel in the car malfunctioned. >>> the chp has recognized officer tyler carlton as its trooper of the year. the agency says chp officer carlton exhibited tremendous heroism trying to save his partner shot in september along interstate 680 in alamo. the chp says carlson's actions ensured no one else was hurt. his efforts to perform cpr also ensured that he his organs could be donated, in accordance with his wishes. >>> david campos wants to create 25-foot buffer zones around planted parenthood and other clinics that offer reprod
and grieve together over the classmate, marcus johnson. patrick eagle, basketball coach and teacher, described marcus as a -- as a model student and teacher. >> i was completely shocked. i didn't think that was possible, not marcus. >>> on saturday, johnson was in the pit area watching his cousin race at marysville park when the car went off the track and hit him and another spectator, killing them both. a memorial for the 8th grader sits outside the johnson family's muffler shop. investigators are looking into whether a detachable steering wheel in the car malfunctioned. >>> the chp has recognized officer tyler carlton as its trooper of the year. the agency says chp officer carlton exhibited tremendous heroism trying to save his partner shot in september along interstate 680 in alamo. the chp says carlson's actions ensured no one else was hurt. his efforts to perform cpr also ensured that he his organs could be donated, in accordance with his wishes. >>> david campos wants to create 25-foot buffer zones around planted parenthood and other clinics
was chase's 14 year old cousin, marcus johnson. relatives say the cousins were very close. 68 year old dale wondergem of grass valley was also killed. >>> alameda police are investigating a stabbing that left two people injured at a bar. it happened around closing time last night at skobiex's on central avenue will people were out celebrating st. patrick's day. police say the victims were involved in a fight between two groups. one victim was stabbed in the neck. the second was cut on the head. investigators are trying to determine what type of weapon was used. neighbors say this is not the first time there has been trouble at skobie's. >> this violence is it just seems like it could easily be prevented. i don't know why they are serving people when they are clearly intoxicated to the point where they are having street fights in a residential area. >> so far, no arrests have been made. one of the victims underwent surgery and is now in stable condition. the other was treat and released. >>> just about 90 minutes from now, former santa clara county supervisor is due in court and a plea to co
at a raceway. the family of marcus johnson owns this muffler shop in santa rosa. friends bringing flowers and candles and balloons to the front door leaving messages of support for the family. he was killed saturday night when a car on the the raceway lost control and slammed into the pit crew. the car was driven by his 17-year-old cousin, chase johnson. >> this is a total tragedy. it really is. it hits the hard really bad. >> sad this happens. it's a risk we take when we go racing. >> a 68-year-old man was also killed in this crash. the driver, chase johnson, he's from the petaluma area, he was not hurt. >>> in another sad event, a motorcycle rider was killed last night in a multi-car crash on interstate 680 near walnut creek. this all happened about 6:00 p.m. a total of four vehicles involved in the crash including that motorcycle. you can see there a nissan 350 z burst into flames after the collision. details of what happened do remain unclear at this hour but a witness says the motorcycle and another car were driving recklessly before the crash. investigators from chp urging anybody w
. >> marcus would have been 15 in z.chase is going to be 18 but they were really close, close-knit family. i mean, couldn't have a better family. >> memorials set up in his middle school and the family shop in petaluma. >> california high speed rail project just took a $8 billion step forward today that is the money needed to start just start, building the massive rail line from southern california to san francisco and sacramento. the construction could not begin in less than four months this project is gaining momentum. leaders rushed to begin construction in july. the board voted to move ahead with authorizing the state to sell up to $8.6 billion in bonds, $3 billion used to start the first 130 segment in the central valley near merced. >> it's supposed to occur estimated number of debt that will be assessed include interesting on this. >> it all depends on wall street but the state is yugs a 6.a5% interest rate over 35 years. >> it's about $175 million per year to pay the debt service on that. >> the state has so much to settle if it wants to break ground this summer. the state doesn't ha
marcus johnson. the 14-year-old and another spectator were killed on saturday when arrays car flew -- a race car flew off the track at raceway park. >>> the supervisor will introduce rulely antiabortion protesters now they wanted to create a planned parenthood as this comes to special recent responses and protests at the planned parenthood at valencia street. the new zones will apply to entranceways. >>> they are still facing the real possibility they may shut down in june but the college serves almost 90,000 students and is moving ahead for the search of a new chancellor. they are expected to approve the money needed to begin that search. now it is unfinished business as it fights to stay open. c.c. if because of a panels finding has not fixed major problems because of leadership and financial planning. >>> mta is meeting about a taxi app in san francisco. they may soon require realtime information about where their cabs are and when they will be available. third-parties can connect people with the nearest available cab. right now as you can imagine catching a cab is challenging o
a raceway crash that killed the 14-year-old boy from santa rosa this weekend. marcus johnson died when his 17-year-old cousin chase lost control of a sprint car and crashed right into the pit area at the raceway. the johnson family now said chase tells him the steering wheel in his car came loose as he entered a turn. that ultimately caused the crash. the family said that car was new. at this point it's not clear why the wheel would come loose. the crash happened while chase johnson was driving warm-up laps for an upcoming competition. >>> we are on stormwatch. meteorologist christina loren is standing by with a look at potential rain onot potential, there is rain coming to the bay area. >> right, there is. i've been wrong before, but not many times. it is happening, got to be honest. temperatures are looking pretty good. nice and mild. all the cloud cover overhead subtropical moisture. feels muggy, tropical. last day of winter. it's going to feel winter-like tomorrow for the first day of spring. temperatures getting close to the 70 degree mark just about everywhere. here our counterclockw
and friends gathered to say goodbye to 14 year-old marcus johnson. he was killed and an ax and by his cousins race car. he started competing with go cards at age five and one more than 200 races. one by one his classmates came to the microphone but they did not just talk about marcuses athletic ability, they talk about him as a good friend. marcuses mom also spoke at his memorial and fought back tears. >> the gentle as of years old. will we see a shooting star, we will know it's you. many of the teens' that attended the funerals of the school was not be the same now that marcus is gone. we'll be right back as the kron4 morning news continues. >> teenage girls are obsessing about a new trend. it is a fight gap a gap that can be seen between the fis won the girl was standing with her knees together. some scenes that i get symbolize the ideal body shape. social me aside such as summer, facebook and twitter and have flooded the zone with pictures of the gaps. the scene say that the site makes them feel they have to conform. some are on the other hand says the discoveriit discourages logs tht act
including nevada. >>> they will gather for a special assembly in a gym to remember marcus johnson. the 14-year-old and another spectator were killed on saturday when arrays car flew -- a race car flew off the track at raceway park. >>> the supervisor will introduce rulely antiabortion protesters now they wanted to create a planned parenthood as this comes to special recent responses and protests at the planned parenthood at valencia street. the new zones will apply to entranceways. >>> they are still facing the real possibility they may shut down in june but the college serves almost 90,000 students and is moving ahead for the search of a new chancellor. they are expected to approve the money needed to begin that search. now it is unfinished business as it fights to stay open. c.c. if because of a panels finding has not fixed major problems because of leadership and financial planning. >>> mta is meeting about a taxi app in san francisco. they may soon require realtime information about where their cabs are and when they will be available. thi
yesterday remembering the life of 14-year- old marcus johnson. the eighth grader and another bystander were both killed after a race car driven by johnson's cousin lost control at marysville raceway. yesterday his coaches, classmates, and mother remembered him as a model student and player. >> he was so excited to get his braces off he wanted to play high school basketball next year. it'shearted to believe i will never see him play basketball again. >> today is the first day back from spring break where johnson was an eighth grader. grief counselors will be there today and a special assembly has been planned in his honor. >>> the sanford women are in the second round of the ncaa basketball tournament. the cardinals defeated the 16th seed tulsa yesterday. the game was uncomfortably close. stanford ran away with it
the life of 14-year- old marcus johnson. the eighth grader and another bystander were both killed after a race car driven by johnson's cousin lost control at marysville raceway. yesterday his coaches, classmates, and mother remembered him as a model student and player. >> he was so excited to get his braces off he wanted to play high school basketball next year. it'shearted to believe i will never see him play basketball again. >> today is the first day back from spring break where johnson was an eighth grader. grief counselors will be there today and a special assembly has been planned in his honor. >>> the sanford women are in the second round of the ncaa basketball tournament. the cardinals defeated the 16th seed tulsa yesterday. the game was uncomfortably close. stanford ran away with it. shah nay scored 29 points. stab ford won 72-56 and they -- stanford won 72-56. >>> what can you say about that shot? at the arnold palmer invitational yesterday. somehow his shot ended up in the tree. he went having a good day though. a few holes later he wit
for marcus johnson. there will be a private funeral on saturday that a public memorial on sunday for market who was an eighth grader who was in the pit area of the marysville racetrack with his cousins raise car went off the track during a practice lap and struck and killed markets and also dale wondergem jr.. another man killed in the accident. the driver 17 year-old petaluma high school student is the cousin was like a brother to markets. it was very difficult for the family. >> it will be quite a bit logger for anyone being availabl to get a reservation at the chez panisse because of a fire on march 8th. >> it turns out there with a lot more damage and repair work that they have to do. the front part of the buildings around here by scaffolding will have to be torn down and rebuilt. other structural work is needed to bring the 1970's restaurant up to cold. >> a lot of the electricians, plumbers, all that kind of stub it is a normal job but it will be going seven days a week. >> at first they thought they would reopen next month. that is not going to happen. at this point they have no date
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